Dental Course Descriptions – Community College of Rhode Island

Dental Course Descriptions

DENT (Dental Assisting/Hygiene)

DENT 1000 - Introduction to Dental Health Careers (2 Credits)

This course provides an introduction to dental assisting and dental hygiene fields. Students gain an understanding of both professions, how to achieve success in dental assisting and dental hygiene programs and basic dental terminology. This course is a prerequisite for entering the dental hygiene program and optional for the dental assisting program. Lecture: 2 hours - Lab Fee: $20

DENT 2010 - Oral Radiography (4 Credits)

This is a foundation course for dental radiographers. Topics include fundamentals of radiation physics, generation and control of the radiation beam, basic radiation biology and methods of population protection, films and film processing, radiographic projection and basic radiographic anatomy and pathology. Supervised laboratory practice includes exposure, evaluation and interpretation of intraoral and panoramic radiographs. (Prerequisite: Enrollment in Dental Assisting or Dental Hygiene Program) Lecture: 3 hours, Lab: 2 hours - Lab Fee: $20

DENT 2220 - Dental Materials Lab for Dental Hygienists (1 Credits)

This hybrid course has an outline component with hands-on experience for the dental hygiene student to learn about and practice with materials and techniques used in dental hygiene practice. (Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Dental Hygiene program). Lab: 4 hours - Lab Fee: $10

DENT 2225 - Dental Materials Lab for Dental Assistants (1 Credits)

This lab provides hands-on experience for dental assisting students to develop skills in the preparation and manipulation of materials commonly used in dental practice. (Prerequisite: Enrollment in Dental Assisting Program) Lab: 4 hours - Lab Fee: $10

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